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Algonquin Provincial Park

June 30, 2011

We’ve spent the last two nights in a Park called Algonquin. We parked the Beast up in a campground (Pog Lake campground) overlooking a lake. As we arrived the heavens opened and a massive thunderstorm hit – it felt like it was dusk ! However just over an hour later the sun came out and it turned into a lovely evening.

When the sun came out we got on our bikes and did  The Old Railway bike trail in the park which goes along an abandoned railway track. It was good to get some exercise after a week of driving and cities.

The next day we woke to a damp depressing day but not to be deterred we cycled 2.5km to a nearby trailhead and did a walk called Centennial Ridges. This was just over 10k long with only 300m of climbing but had a fairly varied scenery with high ridges interspersed with lakes. The ridges were good with better views as the walk progressed and the rain stopped. The lakes, although nice, were absolutely infested with Mozzies – we just didn’t want to hang around.

We didn’t see too much wildlife on the hike but the highlights were a woodpecker and a couple of Peregrine Falcons.

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  1. Wookie permalink
    July 3, 2011 6:32 pm

    We are just loving the updates Moony. Glad to hear you are starting to see the ‘real’ Canada – we were getting worried you weren’t going to make it out of Walmart car parks!!

    Keep the posts up – this is Maz’s daily fix, as still no sign of baby Richards…

    Love to Sarah

    • July 3, 2011 8:29 pm

      Hi Wooks,

      Sounds like the little one moves as slow as you did when playing flanker !

      Glad you’re enjoying the blog. Will try to keep it interesting. Let us know when the new arrival finally gets here.

      Mark

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